Level up your Game Master skills with these fun, interactive prompts and activities to help your worldbuilding from RPG expert James D’Amato. Make your next campaign truly unique with the help of this interactive guide to world building! From RPG expert James D’Amato comes a fun new guide that teaches beginner and experienced gamers alike how to build and create their own game elements for customizing existing adventures or creating new stories from scratch. The Ultimate RPG Game Master’s Worldbuilding Guide includes dozens of activities for a wide range of genres from fantasy and sci-fi to horror and x-punk. This lively and interactive book helps Game Masters create dynamic destinations, powerful items, shadowy organizations, compelling villains, and more. Make the most of your gaming experience with these unique and personalized ideas for your gaming group’s next adventures!
Take your skyship pirate, haunted waif, or alien scientist to the next level with this fun, interactive book of exercises to help you build your RPG character’s backstory—made specifically for the genres you love to play. You can now explore new RPG character ideas with this character backstory guide to the most popular RPG genres beyond fantasy, from sci-fi to horror and superhero to western-themed games. This latest guide from One Shot creator and RPG expert James D’Amato helps you build out an existing character or create a new one, with these activities that provide plenty of RPG fun before you even hit the gaming table. With activities to help you flesh out characters for fantasy, sci-fi, horror, x-punk, superhero and western campaigns (with an extra chapter of neutral exercises you can use whenever you like), this book has everything you need, whether you’re looking to start a new character, build out an existing character you’re currently playing, or explore new character ideas and genres.
Desecrated Empires is the ultimate RPG experience and must-have book for lovers of dark fantasy world-building. Set in the twisted and foreboding universe of Dead World, Desecrated Empires allows you to craft taut and immersive narrative experiences using its unique, strategic rules-system. The "Era of Empires" story-arc, characterised by blood and betrayal, introduces a sophisticated "Competitive Team Play" model that will unleash the full cathartic power of your role-play campaigns. Take control of an adventurer and create your own unique legend, build a campaign as a Game Master using Desecrated Empires' omnifarious world-building toolkit, or utilise the special mechanics and tactical nuance of Desecrated Empires' combat to command armies, build empires, form rebellions, lay sieges, and wage cataclysmic wars in a mythical world. Features: 12 Races (including esoteric or maligned races, such as Featherfolk, Plantfolk, and Undead); each Race has multiple unique origins that create further variation 14 unique Classes, each of which offers a radically different style of play, from classic brute Warriors to masters of manipulation such as Illusionists Every Class can choose one of two paths, empowering players with even more choice, and meaning there are 200+ potential adventurer Race/Class combinations A progressive Skills system that allows adventurers to learn further crafts outside of their Class, including Blacksmithing, Alchemy, and Arcana; these aren't static but also progress as you level and learn. A unique combat system that eschews the clumsier elements of role-play combat in favour of more strategic and tactical gameplay; imagine the precision of an RTS game inserted into a world full of lore and epic stories. A Bestiary & Diseasary with 100+ entries, each with beautiful descriptions and in-depth mechanics, including many monsters and characters entirely unique to Dead World's strange universe. Detailed lore-descriptions of every item, from the humble "Rope" to legendary artefacts such as the "Bloodthirst Cowl"! With succinct and precise rules-wording, get your Player's Handbook, Dungeon Master's Guide, and Monster Manual all in one explosive volume! No need to buy multiple books.